What does “Dog days of summer” mean? Hot, sultry weather, flowers starting to fade in the garden, a sign that summer is coming to an end. The Greeks and Romans associated this time of year with thunderstorms, hot weather and mad dogs because Sirius, the brightest star in the constellation at this time, is called […]
Weight…as women, in culture, we all struggle with weight issues. As we mature we seem to have even MORE weight issues. We may not be as active as when we were younger or our metabolism slows down and we can’t eat all the foods we used to LOVE to devour! One piece of cake and […]
Cupcakes are the perfect portion size for birthdays, weddings, and large family get-togethers. I like to make them with my Almond Cake batter, adding a generous amount of icing on top, and then decorating them with a theme to match an occasion. It could be as simple as lemon zest for my Almond Lemon cupcakes […]
Join us for Christmas in July: a preview of holiday decor and gifts for 2018!
Hearts are a timeless symbol of love. I’ve used heart images in my art throughout my career, beginning with simple hearts and tulips in my early folk art days; to heart collages, cards and paintings in subsequent years. Recently, I completed a series of heart collages made up of antique heart-shaped tart molds into which […]
The event theme of Christmas in July at Pipka’s has been a tradition for many years. This year, Christmas in July is on Saturday, July 28 from 9am-noon. Although you might think it’s too early to think about Christmas, visitors to the shop are frequently searching for a special holiday ornament to bring back happy […]
Collage is the art of cutting, pasting and gluing images onto a surface to create a work of art. Having just celebrated a BIG birthday, I have been thinking about my life and come to the conclusion that life is big COLLAGE. My experiences, OUR experiences, are layered, one upon another, to create who we […]
Sample Pipka’s Almond Cake and a wide variety of its variations, along with Pipka’s special blend coffees. A special drawing will be held for a Pipka’s Almond Cake Gift Basket valued at $125. Let Them Eat Almond Cake celebrates the return of the summer season to Door County and the timing is in conjunction with […]